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The Faculty of Clinical Research (FCR) has been established as a constituent faculty of ‘Institute of Good Manufacturing Practices India’ (IGMPI), registered as a non-profit society (under The Societies Registration Act, 1860) with Government of India and a member (as a higher/professional Education Institute) of Quality Council of India(QCI) which is an autonomous body and an accreditation authority for education & vocational training providers under the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. The FCR is dedicated to provide an easy to comprehend platform for education, training and exchange of information for clinical research professionals thereby fostering professional excellence in designing and execution of clinical research with expanding the knowledge base in core areas such as in clinical research, medical writing, pharmacovigilance and drug discovery and development.
India is fast becoming the preferred destination for clinical research for MNCs owing to relatively low cost of manpower, IT strengths in data management, qualified pharma professionals in drug discovery and development, pool of qualified doctors in medical writing, pharmacovigilence and overall study conduct, conformity to quality guidelines and high incidence of infectious and lifestyle diseases. Clinical trial industry is projected to become one billion dollar revenue industry as per Mckinsey report 2007.India is set to grab clinical research business over double the current level by 2016 as per international business and research consultancy firm Frost and Sullivan.
However there is enormous crunch of technical personnel with specific skills to match the requirements of this vast growing clinical research industry and pharmaceutical R&D as revealed in different surveys. The need of the day is to generate quality work force to cater to the needs of the clinical research industry and pharmaceutical R&D sector at various tiers.
The Faculty of Clinical Research (FCR) is dedicated for providing education and training, news updates through newsletters covering national and international news and analysis on all aspects of drug discovery and development, clinical research, medical writing and pharmacovigilence. FCR is guided by brilliant, dynamic faculty members trained in various top CROs, SMOs and pharmaceutical industries possessing cutting edge technical expertise/skills and dedicated to teaching and research allowing new industry integrated programmes in drug discovery and development, clinical research, medical writing and pharmacovigilence.
The FCR team of technological experts has launched a high profile multi-tiered program to cater to the needs of knowledge intensive biotech /biopharma/ health care industry at different levels of employment, as well as that of academics. The FCR team of technology experts and other Industry advisors together pursue to make knowledge in drug discovery and development, clinical research knowledge, medical writing and pharmacovigilance training in the area of Pharma and healthcare easily accessible, through this platform.
Institute of Good Manufacturing Practices India is registered as a non-profit society with its own Memorandum of Association and bye-laws under Societies Registration Act, 1860, Government of India.
IGMPI is an organizational member of Quality Council of India set up by the Government of India to establish and operate national accreditation structure and promote quality through National Quality Campaign. QCI is registered as a non-profit society with its own Memorandum of Association. QCI is governed by a Council of 38 members and Chairman of QCI is appointed by the Prime Minister on recommendation of the industry to the government. The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, is the nodal ministry for QCI.
National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB), Quality Council of India is a member of International Accreditation Forum (IAF) & Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) as well as signatory to its MLAs for Quality Management Systems, Environmental Management Systems and Product Certification. NABCB is also a Full Member of International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) & Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC) as well as signatory to its MRAs for Inspection. The quality based Post Graduate and Executive Diploma programmes of Faculty of Clinical Research, IGMPI like Clinical Research, Pharmacovigilance, Drug Discovery and Development and Medical Writing are approved by Quality Council of India, Govt of India. IGMPI is affiliated and accredited with Life Sciences Sector Skill Development Council and and Food Industry Capacity & Skill Initiative (FICSI) set up by The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as well.
Our vision is to provide industry oriented training programmes keeping in view the current and future scenario through easily accessible flexible learning mode. This is achieved through weekly published newsletters covering current changes going on around the world in the pharma and healthcare sectors Represent the interests of Clinical Research Professionals in the country and keep Indian clinical research industry ahead of changing times.
"Disseminating Knowledge in Pharma and Healthcare sector in Drug Discovery and Development ,Clinical Research ,Medical Writing and Pharmacovigilance"